The Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko is one of the most exciting young baritones today, having worked extensively with Valery Gergiev, Ivor Bolton, Yannik Nézet-Seguin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasily Petrenko, Enrique Mazzola, Kirill Karabits, Andrew Litton, Teodor Currentzis, Michael Sturminger, Omer Meir Wellber and Mikhail Tatarnikov.
Despite his youth, he has already appeared at Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Teatro Colon, Cologne Opera, Sydney Opera House, Perm State Opera and Mariinsky Theatre. He also gave his role debut as Billy in Billy Budd in the first ever production in Russia (Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg).
In 2015-2016 and beyond, his engagements include: a new production of La Bohème and Don Pasquale at Opernhaus Zürich, the title roles in Onegin and Billy Budd at Oper Köln. Pelléas at Scottish Opera, Onegin Deutsche Oper Berlin and Elisir d’amore at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich.
Andrei has recorded Nozze di Figaro (Conte) for Sony Classics, Rachmaninov songs with Iain Burnside at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh for Delphian Records as well as the highly acclaimed Lieutenant Kijé Suite on the BIS label. He has also won the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Song Prize.